27 Weeks pregnant 

27 Weeks pregnant

Week 27 starts on day 189 and goes up to day 196. It is your twenty-eighth pregnancy week.


Length of your baby: 34 centimeter / 13.4 inches
Weight of your baby: 800 grams / 1 lbs 12 ozs

Your pregnancy at 27 weeks 

 

What's happening with mum 

Around this time you may notice leaking from your nipples which is normal during pregnancy. Your breasts may start to produce milk weeks or months before the birth.

This first milk is called colostrum and helps your breasts prepare for feeding your baby. Leaking is normal and nothing to worry about. If it bothers you, you can try putting a tissue or an absorbent breast pad (sometimes called maternity breast pads, or nursing pads) in your bra to absorb the milk. 

If you do start to leak and the colostrum is pink spotted or bloody you should contact your doctor or midwife right away.

 

What's happening with baby

Your baby by now is approximately 14 1/2 inches long and will weigh around 2lbs. He will spend most of his time curled up in the fetal position, when he is not stretching, punching and kicking you as he explores his surroundings. Loud noises or music might even make him jump as his senses continue to mature.

Baby's heartbeat should be much stronger now, so strong that your partner might be able to hear it if they put their ear to your bump.

 

If you are 27 pregnant your due date is from Monday, 26 December 2022 through Sunday, 1 January 2023.



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